September 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm September 2018 I’ll be glad when the monsoon season is over and the atmosphere dries out once again. The mornings seem to be getting a bit cooler, so I guess it shouldn’t be too much longer. I know, be patient; it’ll be cooling down again before too long. Unfortunately, patience just isn’t one of my...


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Fall 2018 Backcountry

Fall 2018 Backcountry By Mark Spencer For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ll have weekend fly-ins this fall with a purpose! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for...


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The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)

GAARMS Report: September 2018 Fred Gibbs (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are now 8 months into 2018, and that 8th month was not a good month. We had two fatal accidents, both experimental category aircraft, with 4 fatalities. Thus, as of August 31, the count stands at 4 fatal accidents with a total of 11 fatalities...


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Aviation Buttonology

Aviation Buttonology Howard Deevers Only about a week after Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure, the TV news services were competing to get the crew of the plane on their program. CBS “This Morning” was the winner, and the entire crew appeared on their morning show. I was in Pittsburgh at the time,...


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August 2018 Executive Director's Report

By Jim Timm August 2018 Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and the comfortable flying time is rather limited. Fortunately, I’m in Wisconsin attending the EAA AirVenture fly in while writing this. As a result, this month’s report is going to be a bit abbreviated. It’s different to see everything green and relatively lush. It’s also going to be interesting...


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High Flight (GAARMS)

GAARMS Report: August 2018 Fred Gibbs (Your guy in Flagstaff) We are now 7 months into 2018 with only two fatal GA accidents so far this year. Only one of the accidents involved an Arizona–based pilot. You guys and gals, our Arizona aviation community, are doing a great job of flying. Let’s keep that trend going and make...


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September 2018 Executive Director's Report
By Jim Timm  September 2018  I’ll be glad when the monsoon season is over and the atmosphere dries out once again. The mornings seem to be getting a bit cooler, so I guess it shouldn’t be too much longer. I know, be patient; it’ll be cooling down again before too long. Unfortunately, patience just isn’t one of my strong...  Read more...September 2018 Executive Director's Report
Fall 2018 Backcountry
Fall 2018 Backcountry  By Mark Spencer For all you backcountry adventurers, we’ll have weekend fly-ins this fall with a purpose! We made such great strides over the last few years re-opening our backcountry to aviation, and had lots of fun and friendship in the process! Each of these airstrips needs a little TLC to keep them in safe condition for all, and...  Read more...Fall 2018 Backcountry
September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
By Jim Timm  September 2018  The following are NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from July through late August. The Arizona Pilots Association uses this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings that will help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they will take the...  Read more...September 2018 Aviation Accident Summary
Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The  Lunch)
Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The $1 Lunch)   By Connor Barrett  With the extreme desert heat and summer cumulus clouds forming almost every day in August, our options were limited for exploring what Arizona's airports have to offer. These Arizona “normal” weather conditions didn’t stop us from planning and executing a flight....  Read more...Made it to Mexico … Almost! (The $1 Lunch)
Arizona Airport Focus: Springerville
Arizona Airport Focus: Springerville  By Brian Schober  Last month’s focus on Show Low offered pilots a great entry point to the White Mountains for everything the mountains and the town has to offer. This month we’ll move a little further to the east and take a look at the smaller town of Springerville (KJTC). Not only does the location of...  Read more...Arizona Airport Focus: Springerville
The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)
GAARMS Report: September 2018   Fred Gibbs  (Your guy in Flagstaff)  We are now 8 months into 2018, and that 8th month was not a good month.  We had two fatal accidents, both experimental category aircraft, with 4 fatalities.  Thus, as of August 31, the count stands at 4 fatal accidents with a total of 11 fatalities for the year. ...  Read more...The Great Potato Chip Affair (GAARMS)

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